Purchasing David Parente from the Tulsa Revolution shows our commitment in bringing a MASL Championship to the city of Beaumont, Texas. He is one of the best players in the sport today and will bring his remarkable talent to Ford Arena.
Beaumont, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2014
Oxford City FC of Texas announced Thursday that it had acquired Portuguese International Superstar Midfielder David Parente through a transfer fee agreement with Tulsa Revolution for their inaugural 2014-15 MASL season in Beaumont, Texas. Although the terms are confidential, the MASL has confirmed that this is the biggest transfer fee paid for a player in the history of the MASL.
At 27 years old, the 6’2” Portuguese international has an extensive professional career and brings with him a wealth of experience of playing at the highest level around the world. He has played for such clubs as Operario Clube Desportivo, F.C. GyPaetus in Greece, and the Tulsa Revolution.
“I know Oxford City FC of Texas' owner Mr. Guerriero is building a team that will compete for the MASL championship this year and for many years to come. I really wanted to be a part of his vision and this is why I signed a 5 year contract,” said David Parente when asked about his move. “I am excited about this opportunity and plan to work relentlessly to be at my best each time I take the field for Oxford City FC of Texas. It is my hope to score even more goals than I did last season and bring the first championship to the great city of Beaumont."
Oxford City FC of Texas owner Thomas Anthony Guerriero stated, "Purchasing David Parente from the Tulsa Revolution shows our commitment in bringing a MASL Championship to the city of Beaumont, Texas. He is one of the best players in the sport today and will bring his remarkable talent to Ford Arena."
Parente will make his City debut at the season opener November 8, 2014 at Ford Arena versus Hidalgo La Fiera. Doors will open at 5:00pm and kickoff will be at 7:05PM.
Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, including http://www.ticketmaster.com, Ford Park box office, Beaumont Civic Center, HEB on Dowlen Rd in Beaumont and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For season ticket information email info(at)oxfordcityfctexas(dot)com.
About Oxford City FC (OXFC)
Oxford City is a diversified holding company, which controls five portfolios.
The First Portfolio (OXFC Sports Portfolio)
The OXFC Sports Portfolio has a controlling interest is the largest publicly traded diversified portfolio of professional sports teams in the world. Oxford City's portfolio contains a 132-year-old professional football club Oxford City FC, which plays in the Conference North Division of the English Football Association. They also own Oxford City Nomads, which plays in the Hellenic League Premier Division of the English Football Association. Oxford City owns Oxford City Futsal, which plays at the highest level of Futsal in England and has one of the best teams in the UK. The company has also acquired Oxford City Basketball, which plays their games in the EBL, English Basketball League. Most recently, Oxford City acquired two professional indoor soccer teams within the U.S., expanding the company's reach to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and South Florida. Oxford City now owns the MASL team The Texas Strikers in Beaumont, Texas. Becoming part of the MASL will leverage the Oxford City sports portfolio to maximize its sponsorship and advertising opportunities to a global level. Oxford City now owns a total of 7 professional sports teams around the world.
The Second Portfolio (OXFC Academic Portfolio)
The OXFC Academic Portfolio owns a diversified portfolio of academic institutions. OXFC owns Oxford City Sports College in Oxford and CIT University in the United States, which expects to have its first brick and mortar campus in the United States in South Florida in the near future to strategically put the University in a tremendous position for the future. CIT University's curriculum is designed by Ivy League scholars and developers providing a state of the art educational platform and is unique to any ever seen.
The Third Portfolio (OXFC Media & Entertainment Portfolio)
The OXFC Media & Entertainment Portfolio owns a diversified portfolio of media & entertainment companies. OXFC owns Oxford City Broadcasting Network (http://www.oxfordcitybroadcasting.com), which is broadcasted online globally. OXFC has acquired 1882.tv, which will become the global television platform for the company and their interests. Oxford City's 24 hour television programming which will broadcasted around the world.
The Fourth Portfolio (OXFC Real Estate & Property Management Portfolio)
The OXFC Real Estate & Property Management Portfolio controls a diversified portfolio of real estate including Oxford City Stadium, Oxford City Indoor Arena, and the Oxford City 3G Training Facility. OXFC benefits from these facilities both in usage and in rental income.
The Fifth Portfolio (OXFC Mergers & Acquisitions Portfolio)
The Mergers and Acquisitions Portfolio consists of the most experienced value specialists who implement proprietary methodology to identify and acquire equity positions in private and public companies with unlimited growth potential to bring tremendous synergies and value to Oxford City.
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